In Don't Tase Me, Bro, we saw how Tase's improvident actions cost him his favorite Providence. Despite having played EVE since 2011, he had no idea what the rules of the game actually were. He threatened to file a petition.
Agent loyalanon was FC of the fleet that took Tase down. If Tase did file a petition, loyalanon would be the chief target. So our Agent invited Tase to a nice chat on TeamSpeak and tried to get him to calm down. For a few weeks, nothing more was heard from Tase.
Then Tase contacted loyalanon out of the blue. Tase's corp, TLC Thunder and Lightning Corporation, had just over a dozen members. They were getting restless; it was becoming increasingly clear that Tase could not protect them from the gankers. Tase informed loyalanon that he was considering shutting down the corp. Duly noted.
A few days later, Tase's corp was wardecced. Nearly all of the corp's members had left or were leaving now.
Pictured here: loyalanon's characteristic honesty and directness. Sensible carebears respect that loyalanon is a no-nonsense kinda guy.
Anyone could see that Tase's main problem had to do with licensing. But Tase preferred to shift the blame.
Two days later, Tase decided he'd had enough. He took his concerns directly to the Crime & Punishment subforum on EVE-O. Now the EVE community would sit in judgment of the New Order. Tase started off his post by quickly catching everyone up to speed on the existence of the Code and mining permits. Then he got right to the heart of the matter.
"...Quoting there leaders name that I cant mention in this forum they feel they are completely justified in their harassing behaviour toward other pilots and claim that high sec is entirely their property with out regard to anyone but themselves. Now if they were in low or null sec I could understand their position, but they are not, they operate exclusively in high sec. They claim they are making high sec a better place for everyone in game and I don't believe that. The problem being that they are making high sec just as dangerous as low sec or null sec. The next point is, What is the purpose of concord when these folks do what they please? They don't care if they get blown up which makes them even more dangerous."Tase's post was a call to action. It was also a cathartic experience for the former freighter pilot. As an aside, I'm not sure why he felt he couldn't mention my name. If you want people to listen, saying my name is a pretty good way to go about it. Tase continued,
"CCP has given the wrong doers all the power anymore and the peaceful people are given no regard whatsoever. This is what is unacceptable. You must give the peaceful people some regard. It is only fair. The answer you just gave me is a carbon copy of the exact same answer you have given several other people in game. Now while logging in everyday I have noticed that the number of people that log in is steadily declining. How long are you going to sit on your hands and let the bad guys and gals have all the fun and drive out all the good players. Depending on the outcome of this conversation CCP is going to lose even more players due to their unwillingness to help out."Carebears may prefer to isolate themselves, but they do tend to catch on to the latest excuses for making highsec safer. Tase directly cited the issue of declining logged-in player stats.
"Your constant quote of "Due to the sandbox nature of the game" is no longer acceptable nor is it even relavent to the players that literally suffer at the hands of the GANKERS. According to your own rules, which I have read, this behavior is unacceptable, and the offending players will be spoken to and or banned depending on their attitude toward you folks. Just once I would like to see the GM's and CCP abide to their own rules. I have been in this game for many years and there is no other game like it. My friends and I have put up with many changes in game, some good some bad. and yet we stayed. The situation has now become intolerable with the allowance of these ganker gangs, that needs to be addressed."Tase still believed that suicide ganking is against the EULA. He simply thought CCP wasn't bothering to enforce the rule.
"The complacent attitude you and your other GM's have taken is costing CCP revenue. In actual fact, I would like to speak with somebody that is a part of CCP management. Although I doubt that will ever happen. The peaceful players of this game are BEGGING for mercy. There is just too much evil transpiring in game anymore. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help. My friends and I love this game and really don't want to leave it, but if nothing is done we must leave. I for one come into game to relax, but lately the game is no longer relaxing, it has become extremely taxing on the people. Again I beg you to please help, otherwise we are going to leave."Tase ended his post by begging. Lots of carebears beg for help from CCP, but Tase was more open about it than most. The posters who frequent the Crime & Punishment subforum reacted the way you'd expect them to. Eventually, a moderator came along to lock the thread.
A few minutes after writing his essay, Tase managed to get into contact with CCP. Now the fates of loyalanon and the New Order itself were up for grabs.
To be continued...